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Pini Bothoko
  • Armed robbery: Police fighting a losing battle

    Despite the police having intensified their visibility amongst crime hot spots in and around Gaborone, armed robbers continue to rob businesses of large sums of money and in some instances getting away without a trace.Not even the recent killing of...

  • Make way for emergency vehicles - Motube pleads

    He stated that yielding for emergency vehicles is important because victims would arrive on time and property could be salvaged if not saved from being gutted by fire. Motube stated that these trends have the potential to endanger the lives of those...

  • Keorapetse challenges recent judge appointments

    He recently tabled a question before Parliament asking Vice President Slumber Tsogwane if President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s decision in appointing the recent judges was in line with his oath to respect, protect and defend the Constitution.“The...

  • Brothers’ fight leaves one dead

    Investigating the case, the District Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer, Superintendent Bannetse Baakile said the murder incident occurred on Friday following a misunderstanding between brothers that left one dead.Baakile stated that...

  • Trans Cash and Carry armed robbery suspects still at large

    One of the suspects, a 32-year-old Bobonong native, was shot dead by the police following an exchange of fire between the armed robbers and members of the Botswana Police Service.Officer Commanding, Senior Superintendent Theriso Thatayotlhe told The...

  • Two suspects arrested for housebreaking

    The district Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer, superintendent Bannetse Baakile told The Monitor that the duo, aged 24 and 29, of Mahalapye village were arrested in possession of stolen goods.“They were found in possession of...

  • Masisi and the war against crime

    Under Masisi’s term, mushrooming of cash-in-transit heists was experienced as robbers continued to find their way into businesses, over powering the police and security guards and making off with large sums of money despite the police’s...

  • Armed robbery suspect dies in police shootout

    It is reported that at around 7pm when Trans Cash and Carry in Tlokweng was about to close, four armed robbers entered the shop and started demanding money.Officer Commanding, senior superintendent Theriso Thatayotlhe confirmed the incident to...

  • Ramakorwane steps into Makgophe's shoes

    Last weekend, rumours circulated alleging Makgophe had been fired with Ramakorwane appointed as the new police commissioner.Asked to comment on the allegations, the minister of Defence, Justice and Security Kagiso Mmusi dismissed the rumour mill as...

  • Stay away from young girls - police warn

    The police recently issued a statement stating that only four of 24 defilement cases referred to them by Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) were reported to the police. Botswana Police Service's (BPS) public relations officer, assistant commissioner...

  • Woman hit, killed while jogging

    The deceased was jogging alongside her husband at around 6.30am near Wagga Gardens when the driver of a Toyota Runx lost control of his car and hit her killing her in the process.Deputy divisional traffic officer for South-Central, senior...

  • Police praise Makhadzi’s one-woman show revellers

    According to officer commanding, senior Superintendent Theriso Thatayotlhe, a sizeable crowd of police officers were tasked in and around the music festival because they had anticipated crime incidents to occur.“Given that the festival had...

  • Police investigate fatal crash

    Deputy Divisional Traffic Officer for South-Central, Senior Superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho told The Monitor that the deceased was driving alone when the accident occurred.He said the accident that was reported at around 1:30pm occurred near the...

  • Violence drives children to the streets

    This came to light at the just ended gender-based violence (GBV) standard operating procedures workshop by the Botswana Police Service (BPS) that was held at the Majestic Five Hotel.Police said exposure to violence, especially in the home, is a...

  • Makgophe’s detention condemned

    Videos of DIS convoy recently circulated across social media platforms with government vehicles transporting the police commissioner to police headquarters to search for files containing licences of weapons of war Makgophe allegedly granted to the...

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